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Post Reports is the daily podcast from The Washington Post. Unparalleled reporting. Expert insight. Clear analysis. Everything you’ve come to expect from the newsroom of The Post. For your ears. Martine Powers is your host, asking the questions you didn’t know you wanted answered. Published weekdays by 5 p.m. Eastern time.
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A new Hong Kong

A new Hong Kong

2020-07-1020:521

Shibani Mahtani reports on the security law sending a chill through Hong Kong. Abha Bhattarai explains why workers are being laid off — again. And Cleve Wootson on the implications of reopening Disney World in Florida.Read more:With the introduction of a security law, hope for a democratic Hong Kong disappears. Workers are being laid off for a second time, as coronavirus surge puts the brakes on reopening the economy. Florida invited the nation to its reopening. Then it became a new coronavirus epicenter. Subscribe to The Washington Post: https://postreports.com/offer
Today on Post Reports, David Fahrenthold explains the Supreme Court’s rulings on Trump’s tax records, and why the public still may never see them. Debbie Cenziper on how a nursing home administered a cocktail of unapproved drugs to its residents. And music critic Michael Andor Brodeur ventures out to hear live music for the first time since the pandemic began. Read more:Supreme Court rules Manhattan’s District Attorney may subpoena Trump’s tax records, denies Congress access for now. ‘The covid cocktail’: How a Pa. nursing home gave some veterans hydroxychloroquine even without covid-19 testing.Going to my first concert of the pandemic felt like preparing for battle. Then I got there. Subscribe to The Washington Post: https://postreports.com/offer
Today on Post Reports, Errin Haines on what black female voters want from the Democratic Party. Michael Scherer explores the relevance of political conventions during a pandemic. And Tiana Clark on getting divorced over videoconference. Read more:Black women show up at the polls. Will the Democratic party show up for them?How conventions will be different during the pandemic.The surreal anticlimax of getting divorced over videoconference. Subscribe to The Washington Post: https://postreports.com/offer
Today on Post Reports, Carolyn Johnson explains that in the rush to find a vaccine for the coronavirus, scientists are turning to an elegant but unproven method. Jonathan O’Connell  reports on how the Small Business Administration funneled relief funds to major chains and private-equity investors. And, Taylor Turner on how historically black colleges and universities face unique challenges during the pandemic.Read more:RNA vaccines have leapt to the front of the fight against the coronavirus. Will they work?Data shows small business loans went to big business, members of Congress.SBA data: Businesses that received more than $1 million in PPP loansDespite the coronavirus, historically black colleges continue to help their students weather any storm. Subscribe to The Washington Post: https://postreports.com/offer
Congress has adjourned for a two-week recess without addressing the alarming rise in coronavirus infections or the ongoing economic crisis. Erica Werner explains what might come next. Aaron Blake reports on how some Republicans lawmakers are moving toward mandating masks, even as Trump continues to question how dangerous the coronavirus really is. And Ben Guarino on the new elevator etiquette amid a pandemic. Read more:Congress departs for two-week recess without addressing coronavirus spikes, economic strains.President Trump, coronavirus truther.Going back to the office? What public health experts say about using the elevator.Subscribe to The Washington Post: https://postreports.com/offer
This is the second episode of a two-part series. After a second-degree murder conviction, Clint Lorance was pardoned by President Trump and received a hero’s welcome in his small hometown in Texas. Reporter Greg Jaffe started talking to his platoon, and the story that unraveled was about what happens when your reality is questioned by the president and Fox News. Read more:The soldiers of 1st Platoon tell their story. If you’re a veteran, The Post wants to hear your response to this story and what happened with Clint Lorance.Subscribe to The Washington Post: https://postreports.com/offer
This is the first episode of a two-part series. After a second-degree murder conviction, Clint Lorance was pardoned by President Trump and received a hero’s welcome in his small hometown in Texas. Reporter Greg Jaffe started talking to his platoon, and the story that unraveled was about what happens when your reality is questioned by the president and Fox News. Read more:The soldiers of 1st Platoon tell their story. If you’re a veteran, The Post wants to hear your response to this story and what happened with Clint Lorance.Subscribe to The Washington Post: https://postreports.com/offer
Ellen Nakashima explains the story behind Russia-backed bounties on American troops in Afghanistan. Sarah Kaplan explains the practical effects of a coronavirus mutation. And, Damian Paletta on the future of the fireworks industry.Read more:Intelligence assessments find that Russian bounties to Taliban-linked militants resulted in the deaths of U.S. troops.This coronavirus mutation has taken over the world. Scientists are trying to understand why. Trump’s tariffs could fizzle fireworks, an American tradition that’s 95 percent made in China.Subscribe to The Washington Post: https://postreports.com/offer
The child-care problem

The child-care problem

2020-06-3022:121

How the lack of child care during the pandemic is hurting families and businesses, from Heather Long. Why women are more affected by this economic downturn, from Samantha Schmidt. And what it’s like to join Alcoholics Anonymous over Zoom, from Sarah Pulliam Bailey.Read more:The pandemic upended child care. It could be devastating for women.The pandemic’s effect on the economy is not like the “mancession” of 2007.Alcoholics Anonymous adjusts and adapts during the pandemic.Subscribe to The Washington Post: https://postreports.com/offer
Robert Barnes and Caroline Kitchener on a Supreme Court decision that upholds abortion rights. Lenny Bernstein on surging coronavirus infections in the United States. And, Mississippi votes to remove the Confederate symbol from its state flag.Read more:The Supreme Court strikes down a restrictive Louisiana abortion law that would have closed clinics.The Supreme Court just delivered a major victory for abortion rights. Providers say it’s hard to celebrate.Coronavirus deaths lag behind surging infections but may catch up soon.U.S. coronavirus failures exposed by record surge in new infections.Mississippi House and Senate vote to remove Confederate symbol from state flag.Subscribe to The Washington Post: https://postreports.com/offer 
Today on Post Reports, Chris Richards on how rapper Drakeo the Ruler dropped an urgent and timely album from jail. And Fredrick Kunkle on the history of germs, and how the discovery of pathogens changed the way we live. Read more:The most urgent rap album of 2020? Drakeo the Ruler just recorded it from jail.The discovery of pathogens changed the way we function. Will covid-19 do the same?Subscribe to The Washington Post: https://postreports.com/offer
In 2014, Tamir Rice was fatally shot by a police officer while playing with a toy gun. He was 12 years old. Video editor Taylor Turner speaks with his mother, Samaria Rice, on the trauma she still carries. And, Samantha Schmidt on why the decrease in reports of child abuse isn’t cause for celebration.Read more:WATCH: On Tamir Rice’s 18th birthday, his mother addresses PTSD and police brutality. With kids stuck at home, emergency doctors report more severe cases of child abuse. Subscribe to The Washington Post: https://postreports.com/offer
On today’s Post Reports, Nick Miroff explains President Trump’s restrictions on foreign visas and why they are a long-awaited victory for immigration hardliners. Joseph Marks reports on how we can learn from recent primaries ahead of the general election in November. And sports columnist Jerry Brewer explains the deepening NASCAR drama.Read more:Trump’s new restrictions on foreign workers, explained.Reports of mail-in ballots and difficulty voting spell trouble for November. What we see in a flag or a noose or a black racer is telling. Sports opinion writer Jerry Brewer says we can do better. Subscribe to The Washington Post: https://postreports.com/offer
Today on Post Reports, Josh Dawsey and Philip Rucker on how a week of defeat for President Trump could play out. Jerry Brewer explains how NASCAR has become front and center in discussions about systemic racism. Read more:President Trump rallies in red states to a sea of empty blue seats. NASCAR doubles down in support for Bubba Wallace, the only black driver in the major circuit, after a noose was found in his garage after the league bans Confederate flags at its events. Subscribe to The Washington Post: https://postreports.com/offer
Carolyn Johnson reports on the race to develop a vaccine for the novel coronavirus and how it could pit countries against one another. Ben Guarino on why bioethicists are thinking hard about coronavirus vaccine testing. And Maura Judkis on why so many people are convinced that they had covid-19 already.Read more:The biggest challenge for a coronavirus vaccine could be getting countries to share.Volunteers are signing up to put their lives on the line for a coronavirus vaccine.Many are convinced that they’ve already had covid-19.Subscribe to The Washington Post: https://postreports.com/offer
Michele Norris on what happened in Tulsa — and why Americans don’t learn this history in school. Nicole Ellis on the history of Juneteenth. And Taylor Turner talks about her personal connection to the holiday.Read more:Opinion: The diabolical irony of Trump in Tulsa.Trump rally in Tulsa, site of a race massacre, on Juneteenth was “almost blasphemous,” historian says.What Juneteenth tells us about the value of black life in America. Subscribe to The Washington Post: https://postreports.com/offer
Robert Barnes reports on the Supreme Court’s ruling against the Trump administration’s attempt to end DACA. We hear from dreamers about what’s next and why their fight isn’t over. And Marc Fisher on the elderly people becoming radio DJs to connect with one another. Read more:Supreme Court rules against the Trump administration’s attempt to end DACA, a win for undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. as children.Coronavirus isolated them in their rooms. Now, old-age home residents reconnect by spinning Elvis on the radio.Subscribe to The Washington Post: https://postreports.com/offer
Jerry Brewer on the NFL’s moment of reckoning over Black Lives Matter. Amber Phillips on the policing bill unveiled by the Senate GOP. And, Sarah Kaplan on the most famous skyscraper in New York going green. Read more:At the lowest moment of my life, I rediscovered sports’ greatest gift: Hope.Senate GOP unveils policing bill that would discourage, but not ban, tactics such as chokeholds and no-knock warrants.New York’s most famous skyscraper shrank its planet-warming emissions by 40 percent. Can the rest of the city do the same?Subscribe to The Washington Post: https://postreports.com/offer
Geoffrey Fowler describes the questions Black Lives Matter is raising for Big Tech. Ben Golliver considers the future of professional sports. And Marisa Iati, on how one data scientist is pushing back against faulty coronavirus stats in Florida. Read more:Black Lives Matter could change facial recognition forever – if Big Tech doesn’t stand in the way.The NBA has a plan for the playoffs. But players and fans have questions. Florida fired its coronavirus data scientist. Now she’s publishing the statistics on her own.Subscribe to The Washington Post: https://postreports.com/offer
Robert Barnes walks through the Supreme Court decision that protects gay and transgender people in the workplace. Karla Adam explains why minority and immigrant doctors are feeling the brunt of the coronavirus burden in Britain. And Eugene Scott describes how it feels to be a Black journalist right now. Read more:The Supreme Court has said that gay and transgender workers are protected by federal law, forbidding discrimination on the basis of sex.Minority doctors are among the worst hit by the coronavirus in Britain.What it’s like to cover the protests – as a Black journalist.Subscribe to The Washington Post: https://postreports.com/offer
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Philly Burbs

let's face facts Biden should not be our candidate, he can't finish a sentence without a gaff. If Trump dealt with the Virus-like our allies, Biden would be losing big. never in my lifetime was the VP pick more important for both candidates. they are both old, knocking on heavens door. gone is the Biden of the Obama era. Like the Muller debacle, baby boomers keep picking each other with no regard to age because they don't see themselves as old. that's why we have no strong young leaders boomers refuse to retire despite their frailties. we are heading for a depression. We need a VP with experience that is ready if Biden can't get over the threshold demanding a BLACK WOMEN PISSES ME OFF. Biden should not be our candidate. Clayburn changed things for him because the American people were smart enough to see the truth & he lost every primary race until then. Perez rigged the primary & now we are stuck with another old man who thinks in the past & has no real plans for the future except he's better than Trump. an awful choice. VP must have experience & be qualified I don't care what sex or color they are! i am a women, a boomer, & im putting my country first, these black women need to do that too! the demand for Biden to pick a black woman under the circumstances we are in is outrageous. imagine a demand for a white woman? everyone would be freaking out. I demand Biden pick a white woman! sounds as insane as blacks demanding biden pick a black women.

Jul 10th
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Diane Grillo

what a heartbreaking story! why is it that the truth about this man and how the pardon came about wasn't as public as the pardon? I watch ALOT of cable shows yet I don't remember any interviews with anyone who was there for those few days. This should become available on all the MSNBC, CNN, YOUNG TURKS ETC as a special episode so everyone in or retired from military knows the truth. He took me to that day and I felt the nervousness and now I feel anger that this ridiculous orange idiot can cause so many to suffer that he claims to have an affinity for! Well if anyone can put that interview into the Headlines it you guys. people need to hear that. Especially those in the military

Jul 4th
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Mike

jaw dropping!

Jul 3rd
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Grant TH

Stop taking money from Facebook. Yuck.

Jun 24th
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Adil Sharif

:( :(

Jun 19th
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Elephant Wig

25:00

May 15th
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ncooty

It must be difficult to fill a daily podcast with people who don't know anything, or at least nothing new.

Apr 30th
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ncooty

The economic reporter's manner of speaking sounds to me as if she's sharing high-school gossip.

Apr 28th
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Charlie Pyron

le I'm stoked no ok mom lzllllll l know if the check xlpdoooollo babe can come. v can clear oro o even

Apr 26th
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ncooty

Young people always think they're a political force. They never are. ("Rock the vote.") It's just an inflated sense of self-importance and a belief that if something is new to them, it's new to the universe.

Apr 26th
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ncooty

Did this guy think he was narrating a movie trailer?

Apr 26th
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ncooty

The primary medium of podcasts: vocal fry (typically with up-talk).

Apr 24th
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ncooty

Why can't female presenters on podcasts just speak normally? Why do so many of them growl or have up-talk and vocal fry?

Apr 23rd
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ncooty

Does anyone at the _Post_ pronounce middle ts? (E.g., "John Bol-on", "impor-ant")

Apr 20th
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ncooty

@1:26: Lena Sun seems to have over-estimated her expertise.

Apr 20th
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Chris Snyder

my

Mar 28th
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Christopher Wlaschin

The Bernie Bro story is very effective propaganda that may have a sliver of truth in it but is unfair to compare his supporters to Trump supporters. No investigation in how other campaigns are acting or even if these bro’s are a actually bots.

Mar 11th
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Amin reza Lakzian

When one does not reply back it’s not always out of disrespect for their opponent nor necessarily out of weakness or lack of concern. It might be due to the fact that they enjoy the silence between the notes or the fact that they want to know what they’re talking about before getting behind a microphone and firing a diatribe of nonsense and think of themselves as transcendental poets. How one person or party is positioned on the left, right or center in my opinion not only depends on the political arena but also on the temporal situation. If one is to proceed a man who has led everyone toward a potential collision and catastrophe then the proceeding man might have to take some extreme measures. In our lives it’s true that people become like their opponents, they might even switch places with them in some dimensions so I think that one must be careful with whom they engage and even when a worthy and respectable opponent takes a bad turn it might be wise to disengage a little and find better angles.

Mar 9th
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Philly Burbs

I thought we were better then this. I'm leaving the Dem Party after 40 years. Trump is right, its rigged. We all knew the GOP rigged elections. not the DNC. when Warren was in first place the 1% said we cant have this & Allowed A racit pig to pay off the DNC & run to get rid of Warren. The media said at least 100x a day Warren can't win! MSNBC BECAME THE BLOOMBERG STATION! Then the DNC paid off both PETE & AMY to quit hours before Tuesday afrid of Berni. Biden a man with one foot in the coffin. a man with Dementa who they the rich can control. I rather eat shit & die before I vote for Bidem. I have given the DNC thousands of free time. I thought we were better than them. it breaks my heart to think I wasted years on the crooked rigged DNC! P$. MSNBC IS NOW THE BIDEN NETWORK! MONEY. MONEY 💰 💰 💰 None of us, women who marched against Trump refuse to vote for BIDEN.

Mar 8th
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N Me

the GOP & DNC should both be disbanded

Mar 6th
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